News and practice for genetics nurse specialists
A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings
As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease
Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity
Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance
Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care
Scientists believe they have discovered the genetic cause of an incurable muscle-wasting disease, paving the way for new treatments for sufferers.
Fears over a controversial genetic technique aimed at preventing the birth of children with incurable diseases will fade away just as concerns over IVF have been overcome, public health minister Jane Ellison has insisted.
Tiny particles of gold could hold the key to treating the most common form of brain cancer, scientists have said.
British scientists have launched a pioneering trial to see whether gene therapy can potentially replace heart transplants.
Expectant mothers should be offered tests which pick up on serious generic problems earlier on in pregnancy, experts have said.
With the lifetime risk of cancer being one in three, it is now becoming commonplace to see the condition woven into popular television dramas.
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Behind the Headlines
“Breakthrough hope for MS treatment as scientists discover how to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases,” reports the Mail Online.
“Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to ‘enormously’ increase the chance of developing lung cancer,” BBC News reports.
“Skin cancer: Genetic mutations ‘warn of risk’,” reports BBC News today.